Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce is two months into 2017 and celebrating great news from Lamar State College Port Arthur. The Sheila McCarthy Umphrey Industrial Technology Building is under construction. This project would not be possible without generous funding from individuals and companies. To date, the companies that have made donations include the Port Arthur Industrial Group, Golden Pass Terminal LLC and Golden Pass Refining LLC, Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc. and BASF.
The Regional Economic Development Initiative Committee (REDI) was well represented at the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Regina Lindsey, president of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, welcomed everyone to the REDI sponsored Southeast Texas – Aberdeen Scotland breakfast. Paul Latiolais, director of Lamar University’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, was one of the panel participants. Latiolais gave a great presentation and responded to questions about opportunities to our area.